• Report: #914920

Complaint Review: SoftRock

  • Submitted: Fri, July 20, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, December 08, 2012

  • Reported By: Observer — Orlando Florida USA
1701 Park Center Dr Orlando, Florida United States of America

SoftRock Career Network The SoftRock - Career Network spam/scam exposed Orlando, Florida

*General Comment: Agree

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1. For $10,000 SoftRock, aka "CareerNetwork," acquires full access to Careerbuilder's data base.

2. SoftRock/CareerNetwork categorizes you resume in a particular "industry" ("entertainment," in the example I am illustrating here).

3. SoftRock/CareerNetwork sends you an email (Exhibit 1), telling you they are a "job aggregator," and that they have "millions" of job opportunities in the "(whatever) industry," which of course they will make fully available to you if you press the "(Whatever) Position" link in their email.

4. You press the "(Whatever) Position" link; a form appears, in which you provide to SoftRock/CareerNetwork your personal contact information; the form also asks you upload your resume, but if if do not upload your resume it does not matter (you will see why they do not need your resume when you see what happens next).

5. You send the form and a bright, cheerful message appears (Exhibit 2), telling you to call CareerNetwork's toll-free number. [continued below]....

6. I called the number, and asked the rep if I had called SoftRock; his friendly answer: "Actually, we are CareerNetwork, which is part of SoftRock."  What follows next is that the rep presses you HARD to apply for an education -- forget about the "millions of jobs" CareerNetwork had claimed to have for you in the "Whatever" industry!!

7. That is it.  If you fall for their spam/scam, the SoftRock/CareerNetwork rep transfers you to a university where they'll do their best to make you sign up for one of their programs.

8. Right.  There is nothing wrong with furthering your education, but do yo remember what you called CareerNetwork/SoftRock about??  Were you not looking to apply for a JOB in the (whatever) industry??

9. What is in this for SoftRock/CareerNetwork?  They receive a flat fee every time they succeed in connecting a potential student with an educational institution.  SoftRock's fees are not subjected to your taking up a program or not.

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AUTHOR: A. Nonymous - (United States of America)

  I concur with what you said. You left out one detail that I realized after my "discovery". The discovery is an interview and sales pitch. They know that most people will not last through the end. They see you as a customer at that point.

  See? You go in for a job and you end up one of the people that you would have ultimately called on the phone. So the fraction of the people who remain call make Softrock money and the people who get shafted will "spread the word" of the services thinking that will make them money too. Lmao. I sensed a weird vibe since day one.

  The staff seemed really unfriendly because they know that they will most likely they will never see you again. Another thing I noticed which is not as shady but shady nonetheless.

  The culture of the company is such a big thing. They showed the same video of the activities on both of my interviews.If you are not a big sports fan especially football you can not work there. I have been places where sports were big thing but I never seen an employer take it to such an existent as Softrock.  
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